In Party for One, Mashable explores single life in 2020, from Carly Rae Jepsen’s iconic single anthems, to the beauty of alone time, and the fascinating history behind the single positivity movement.
History is important.
I come from a long line of independent women who've quietly shrugged off the mantle of convention. My great grandmother was a teenager working in service when she became pregnant, and subsequently cast out by her employer when her "condition" was discovered. Her name was Ellen Mathilda, and the baby she bore was my grandmother, Annie. Unwed in Ireland in 1915, Ellen singlehandedly raised her daughter in challenging circumstances. Read more...More about Single, Party For One, Culture, and Sex Relationships